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$100 a day in 100 days?

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11:07 pm on May 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I am making up a new content site on a unsandboxed domain. I have the the CMS and template all ready to go, now I just need to make content.

Anyone think it is possible for me to make $100 a day in 100 days?

11:11 pm on May 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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unsandboxed? yes for sure it is possible.
11:30 pm on May 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Clearly this depends on the industy, competition, serp's, keyword space, advertisers, layout, content, Adsense placement etc, but it is very possible - and it will only take you 100 days to find out ;)
11:42 pm on May 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Without the "for me", yes, it's possible. Don't know about you though. Do you write?
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I do write, a lot.

The concept behind the site is a free question and answer (answered by me) service for my niche. Through this I can provide a service and answers questions but also answer fake questions to target specific niches I will find through word tracker.

12:12 am on May 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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It is more than possible, I've done this with 2 domains and it took exactly 63 days for both sites to hit that mark...
12:16 am on May 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I have a fresh domain that I put online on March 26th, and it is closing in on $500 - if you count affiliate commissions and adsense together.
12:22 am on May 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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what does unsandboxed mean?

(Still learning)

12:23 am on May 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Considering I only have 100 days to work full time, should I work on two sites or concentrate on only one?

I guess this goes back to the one site vs many sites debate.

12:24 am on May 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Search for the term "Google Sandbox" on google.

Basically, google doesn't like newer domains and penalizes them for about 3 months (this is a horrible generalization, search for the term and you can get a more detailed answer.

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one site vs many sites

In my opinion, if you want to make money faster in the short term you should make more than 1 site.

If you made 1 site and really worked hard on it, it would take a while to get large enough to make $100/day on its own.

If you had 5 sites they would only need to make $20/day each.

I went from $0 to $350/day in less than 100 days. I have 6 sites. Is it possible? Yes, it's been done. Can YOU do it? That's the real question...

2:21 am on May 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Wow, it depends so much. I started Adsense somewhat recently, late last year, but that was with an already established site.

Since, I've added some new sites. I'm making about 5 bucks a day from each one after spending up to 2 weeks(2 solid weeks of "hard" work) building each one.

So... in theory, every 2 weeks, I can increase my income by $5.00 a day, a $150-$300 a month raise by the end of the month? I'm bad at math, but I know that it's good enough for me.

Going with the theory, it'll take me 40 weeks to make an extra $100 a day from the new sites. And 80 weeks to make an extra $200 a day... in theory.

But, adlinks have come out now! My income, over the board, nearly doubled as soon as I found the best position for the new advertising resource. At first, I didn't think adlinks would work for me at all. After my test month, I realized how much money I lost by not adding them sooner.

Well, good luck to you throughout the next 100 days! That's really an impossible question to answer.

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I forgot to mention, I'm in a low paying niche, sometimes just 3 cents a click.
7:29 am on May 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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hello everyone,

Just wondering what's the best strategy to make this work?

1. content
2. link exchanges
3. other ideas?

best regards.

7:50 am on May 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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D.) All of the above

Check out the other forums here at WebmasterWorld for topics regarding link building, content, etc

11:28 am on May 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I was able to get to $150 a day because I was making $280 a day and it dropped to $150.

So I hope that encourages you on your path to $100/day.

More sites, more pages, more links only had the effect of 1 step forward, 2 steps back.

I am having more success with some sites tho, and the seasonal decrease in traffic is partly to blame. (warmer weather = less people on computer)

Like some people here, I'm working harder on improving non adsense income sources NOW then I am at trying to make more with Adsense.

I was an AdSense Optimist at one time. Now I am a AdSenses Realist trying to maintain a positive attitude.

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Freedom, it's like that old quote from Richard Branson that it's easy to become a millionaire: "Start as a billionaire and then buy an airline."
12:46 pm on May 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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That's what I am working on doing, trying to get the numbers high enough that if they go down 50 or 75%, it won't matter.
1:35 pm on May 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yes! It is possible.

I created a new website and earnings reached almost 100$ in 100 days.

First I created content rich pages (around 400 pages) with no images. Uploaded and manually submitted in major search engines and directories. Waited for the 2 months. My site is indexed in google and other search engines. Then I put google ads on it. in one month I earned nearly 100$ just from that site.

Don't be hurry to put ads as soon as you upload the site.

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I think the key is to gain revenue from other areas as well which will help even out the blips.

If you're making $100 a day then thats a decent amount of traffic that can be a good base for generating alternate revenue from a variety of sources.

Just putting a site together now thats having(aside from adsense)a variety of paid listings, advertising space (banners, paid articles etc), and a few affiliate products. We're looking at about twice the income from that lot as we intend to get from adsense. You just have to work a bit harder on the selling side than with adsense.

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3:27 pm on May 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Anyone that takes a site to $100+ in 100 days is probably not going to have a very stable web site for future earnings. Just because it's done, doesn't mean that it's going to last. Adsense is full of ups and downs, hills and valleys. Adsense loves to throw curve balls and a bad algo update can cut your income.

I caution people to get used to the idea that AdSense is not a stable source of income.

3:34 pm on May 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I don't agree. I started a new site on April 6th, I wish I could give out the URL... Just one visitor attended a conference in my niche and sent me tons of visitors. Good, quality, repeat, clicking/buying, visitors. Many, many, many others have also embraced the site, hosting workshops in their area, etc.

It depends on your field and how well you know it.

4:20 pm on May 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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spacielacie, how long have you been in Adsense? If you've been in it for nearly 2 years like I have, you'll see the ups and downs a lot more.

"I started a new site on April 6th," = enough time (on this site in particular) has not passed by for you to feel the instability that comes with AS.

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Just since late last year. I closed down a real business to concentrate on Adsense. One of my family members actually had me committed when I closed the doors. I'm not kidding. But, I did get 3 notepads worth of content written in those 5 days. I posted the info when I got home and I'm still making money from the content.

Call me crazy, I have the papers to prove that you are right.

I know all about business ups and downs, I've worked for myself most of my life.

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Okay then, you know how it is. In some other post you said you want to get to that level where if you got cut in half, it would still be good money. That's a good goal to have because AS is unstable and one shouldn't look at it as predictable income.

That's all I am saying

Good luck.

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Yeah, nothing in life is predictable. I wish it was!
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I agree with Freedom that adsense isn't reliable.

I go to a university and I am going to graduate in 12 months. Until I graduate I recieve a sizable and very welcome check every month from my parents. But after 12 months I graduate and the financial umbilical cord keeping me spoiled and job-free will be cut.

After I graduate I am going for my PHD and I will need to be earning an income at the same time.

My goal is to be earning $150-200 a day from a mix of AS/AM by the time I graduate (365 days). I also want to have $10,000 in the bank so I can weather the inevitable dips in adsense (been a publisher for almost 2 years) and affiliate income or atleast give me time to find a real brick and mortor job.

The 100 days is because I have 100 days of summer vacation and since everyone I know is going away (back to their homes) and my fiance is doing a research internship, I will have 100 days to work full time on my site before school starts again.

Once school starts I will continue to work on my site but my school is very competative and it takes a lot of your time to keep your grades up.

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Competition is worse when you graduate.
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The 100 days is because I have 100 days of summer vacation and since everyone I know is going away (back to their homes) and my fiance is doing a research internship, I will have 100 days to work full time on my site before school starts again.

Outsource some of the lesser importance content writing as well as link work. I've done this and it's help me grow by 200 percent.

During that 100 days, commit yourself to writing 1 quality page per day. By quality I mean using 4-5 sources and making it at the very, very minium, 750 words. I've been doing this and I've got a new site that is really coming along great.

By the end of the day, when I finished the article and don't feel like writing anymore, I start preparing for the next day's article. I do thorough research all over the internet and using speciality search engines, as well as checking forums and usegroups, save everything to a folder and then print it out to read before I go to bed.

After you done all that, decide if you can interview anyone (live person) and hunt them down.

One other tip, if you are really in a crunch for content, try those student essay for sale websites where they sell book reports already written or offer to write your content for $20/page.

Once you have 50 pages, look for translators on the contractor venues. You'd be surprised at how cheap they can be. For $600, I got a 25 page site translated into 4 languages which produced 100 more pages.

I'm quite certain you can get a site to at least $50/day in 100 days, but sounds like you need to hire some help to get to $100/day. Give the lesser important work to the hirees and do the rough stuff yourself.

Good Luck

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Sorry if this is off topic...
Freedom, where do you recommend looking for people to work for you? Say i wanted someone to go around exchanging links and submitting my sites to directories, or perhaps to write a few articles for me? do you use people that you know already?
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